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Best Layered Lemon Dessert Recipe
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Best Layered Lemon Dessert Recipe

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Retired nurse Dorothy Pritchett of Wills Point, Texas sends a refrigerator dessert that adds sunshine to a meal's end.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups whipped topping
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 334 calories, 15 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 142 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cut butter into flour until crumbly. Stir in pecans. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Cool. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Fold in whipped topping. Spread over crust; chill.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in water until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  3. Remove from the heat.
  4. Stir a small amount of hot filling into eggs; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat; gently stir in the vinegar, lemon juice, butter and extract. Cool to room temperature without stirring. Spread over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Layered Lemon Dessert in Taste of Home August/September 1994, p67

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 334 calories, 15 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 142 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

This was very good. I made it for a gather I was having and for the most part, everyone loved it. I guess I'm my biggest critic, as I could still detect a bit of aftertaste from the apple cider vinegar. Perhaps if I didn't know it was in the recipe, I wouldn't have been able to detect it..other than that, VERY tasty!

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